Exploring Five Popular Types of Soup
Thinking about making homemade soup but not sure where to start? Then you’re in the perfect place. Here we’ll explore five popular types of soup that’ll satisfy your appetite, support good health, and warm your soul.
I have a passion for making soup and sharing delicious soup secrets to help you make soup you’ll be proud of. What’s more, with my slow cooker recipes, just a few minutes of simple prep in the morning means you can come home to a warm and comforting soup that’s ready or almost ready to serve.
Let’s start with our first of five popular types of soup: chicken soups.
1. Mouth-Watering Chicken Soups Please and Pamper
Chicken soups are undoubtedly a favorite among people of all ages. In fact, chicken noodle soup is definitely in the top ten when it comes to popular chicken soups. Specifically, it’s one of the first soups that comes to mind when soothing cold symptoms.
Flavor We Love and Comfort We Crave
Not only do chicken soups have outstanding flavor, but they’re also packed with:
- protein that helps satisfy your appetite
- antioxidants to boost your immune system
- and a naturally occurring mood enhancer which reduces stress and promotes a sense of well-being.
Eating chicken provides many nutritional benefits and what better way to receive these benefits than by way of a delicious variety of chicken soups.
Here are a few other popular types of chicken soup to make your heart sing:
- Chicken barley,
- Creamy chicken taco,
- And chicken dumpling
By the way, chicken soups are especially easy to make in the slow cooker.
Merely add chicken breasts to the bottom of your slow cooker and top with the remaining ingredients. When the simmering is complete, the chicken breasts are easy to shred. It’s a wonderful time saver, especially if cubing raw chicken isn’t your thing.
2. Savory Bean Soups Keep You Warm and Satisfied
Savory bean soups are on our list of five popular types of soup. They are rich in protein and delicious in flavor. What is more, adding beans and lentils to your diet can also help improve the way you look and feel.
For example, because they are high in both fiber and water content, a serving of beans can make you feel full more quickly than many other foods.
Fewer Calories Without Feeling Deprived
As a result, you’re more likely to reduce your caloric intake without feeling deprived. But the news about beans gets even better — they’re also high in antioxidants which stop cell-damaging free radicals in their tracks.
This means that beans can help slow the aging process and prevent disease. So, enjoy bean soup often. They’re a great choice for high nutrition and satisfaction.
Below are five popular types of bean soup:
- Ham and bean
- Smoky vegetarian lentil
- Tuscan bean soup with sausage
- Pinto bean
3. Hearty Beef Soups with Appetite-Satisfying Goodness
- Next, beef soups are one of our five popular types of soup. They are:
- Hearty with a nutrient-rich goodness
- Appetite satisfying
- And nourishing for our well-being
More Essential Nutrients in Fewer Calories
According to beefnutrition.org, the high-quality protein, iron, zinc, and B vitamins in lean beef give it the ability to provide more essential nutrients in fewer calories than other protein sources.
Additionally, the high-quality protein in lean beef has also been shown to satisfy hunger and help curb the desire to eat. Happily, the good news doesn’t stop there.
Research published in the Journal of Nutrition indicates that eating at least four ounces of a high-quality protein at each meal may help optimize muscle strength and metabolism.
To illustrate the variety, here are five popular types of beef soups:
- Beef vegetable
- Roasted potato beef
4. Heavenly Potato Soups Offer Creamy Comfort
Potato soups are fourth on our list of five popular soups that will make your heart sing. One reason is that they offer creamy comfort and nutritious goodness in every delicious bowl.
Three popular favorites include: cheesy potato ham, beer cheese, and loaded potato.
The Health Benefits of Potatoes
You may have been led to believe that regular potatoes, meaning not sweet potatoes, should be omitted from your diet. But contrary to popular belief, eating potatoes can and should be part of a well-balanced, nutrient-dense diet.
What good things can potatoes do for us? They:
- Help us feel full longer because it takes the body longer to digest and break down their molecules
- Give us energy to do the things we need and love to do
- Provide a feeling of satisfaction which is necessary for sustained weight management
- Supply minerals, vitamins, and powerful plant chemicals which boost our immune systems.
Therefore, using potatoes in soups alongside other vegetables, lean protein, or high-quality dairy is one of the best ways to reap the nutrients they offer.
5. Delectable Vegetable Soups Capture Deliciousness at the Peak of Perfection
Last but not least, vegetable soups are number five on our list of popular soups. They fill our bowls with a profusion of rich colors and amazing flavors. However, vegetables are more than just colorful and delicious.
Abounding with so many skin-nourishing nutrients, they could be considered one of nature’s beauty treatments.
Help You Look and Feel Your Best
Soups help us look our best — especially when they are made with an abundance of nutrient-rich, low-calorie, high-fiber vegetables.
In fact, the skin-nourishing nutrients in vegetables help keep our skin supple, hydrated, and glowing. And just as important, as a result of being low in calories and high in fiber, they help fill us up without filling us out.
Many vegetables even contain mood enhancing nutrients which help reduce tension and fight anxiety. These beautiful “care packages” delivered by nature help keep us looking and feeling our best.
Butternut squash, French onion, and cream of mushroom are just a few of the popular vegetable soups you’ll want to try.
Chicken, Bean, Beef, Potato, and Vegetable Soups Offer a Wealth of Deliciousness
Making soup is fun, and the results are delicious, nutritious, and soothing. These five popular types of soup will make your heart sing, but they are just the beginning.
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